Aggregate Space Gallery: Totem

by admin on August 5, 2016

October 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Aggregate Space Gallery
801 W Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94607

Totem noun | to·tem | \ˈtō-təm\
A Natural Installation by Vincent Pacheco
6 October – 4 November 2017

A totem is a natural object assumed as the emblem of a group and serving as a reminder of ancestry. Artist Vincent Pacheco is a new settler, a non-native in an unfamiliar landscape, now living in the Tahoe National Forest. He creates narratives from excavated dead and broken trees, tree stumps, and other found objects from the Sierra mountain forest he inhabits to reveal the after-effects of logging, population growth, tourism, and climate change. Combining prose, parable, and fact, he activates the litany of experiences that shape his understanding of his adopted environs.

Aggregate Space Gallery is p…leased to host the work of Vincent Pacheco, UC Davis graduate and recipient of the ASG 2018 MFA Invitational Exhibition, as he plies experience as a medium to form a narrative of a place and the personal history that travels alongside it.

Opening Reception
6 October 6-10pm

Second Saturday Artists Talk
14 October 11am

First Friday Event
3 November 5-8pm

Friction / Function: 4 November 7pm
Local performing artists get juiced on ASG works and respond!
Curated by Jesse Hewit: jesse@aggregatespacegaller /FrictionFunction

Support for the Friction / Function series generously provided by Kenneth Rainin Foundation

Gallery Hours
Fridays and Saturdays 1-5pm
and by appointment

Aggregate Space Gallery
801 West Grand Avenue
Entrance on West Street
Oakland, CA 94607
510.832.3807 aggregatespace
info@aggregatespacegallery .org


Aggregate Space is a warehouse and has a similar temperature to the outside; please dress accordingly.

Image, “Two trees on Harmony Ridge”, courtesy of Photo collection of the US Forestry Service: Points of Historical Interest, 1920